Coming to study in the UK?

The UK student visa application process is straightforward so long as you understand the guidance and provide the correct supporting documents for your application.

Make sure you apply for your study visa as soon as you get your confirmation of acceptance for studies.

You can check up to date visa processing times here: 

For assistance and advice regarding the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on visa applicants and temporary UK residents please follow this guidance

Apply for your visa following these three steps:

  1. Check – check what the requirements are, before applying for your visa. You will need to demonstrate that you have a place at an educational institution with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, the funds to support yourself while in the UK and the relevant qualifications for your course.
  2. Apply - You can apply from outside the UK from up to 6 months before your course starts. UKVI has a new online visa application form to apply for your UK study visa and book your visa application centre appointment easily.
  3. Tailor your application – Need your visa in a hurry? UKVI has a 5-day Priority Visa Service. Want to apply for your visa now? Use our Walk-in appointment service

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How to Apply for a Student Visa

UK Student Visa Checklist